Kato USA, Inc.
Introduced in 1992, the EMD SD70M was a 4000 horsepower locomotive that ran on EMD's new steerable truck design, known as the HTCR-II radial truck. This new truck allowed the locomotive to transfer its power to the rails more efficiently, which in turn enabled two SD70M locomotives to pull a train that would have taken three SD40-2s to pull. The DC brother of the SD70MAC, the SD70M was primarily put to work hauling coal trains due to its high pulling capacity.
- Powerful five-pole Kato motor with dual brass flywheels
- All-wheel electrical pickup
- Floating-axle shock-absorber design to maximize tracking and performance
- Blackened metal wheels
- Directional headlight
- Illuminated ditch lights
- Kato magnetic knuckle couplers
- DCC Ready
- Minimum radius: 11"